How many days a week should diabetic patients jog?

The American Diabetes Association and the American College of Sports Medicine recommend that diabetic patients walk for at least 30 minutes five days a week. The best health benefits come from moderate exercise intensity, which is a good place to start. If cycling, swimming, or running are your preferred sports, you can switch to those instead. Try out different cardio equipment at the gym, like the elliptical trainer, stair climber, or rowing machines.

Exercise is a great tool for managing Type 2 diabetes and enhancing the health of those who have the disease. Exercise, according to Diabetes Australia, can improve insulin function, lower blood glucose levels and insulin resistance, strengthen bones, enhance joint and muscle movement, maintain a healthy weight, lower blood pressure, lower the risk of heart disease, lessen stress and anxiety, and enhance sleep. In addition to lowering the risk of heart disease and nerve damage, exercise also helps control blood sugar levels. 

Exercise, according to the Cleveland Clinic, may even lower the need for insulin. For people with diabetes, the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Diabetes Association advise a 30-minute walk five days a week at the very least. It is crucial to speak with your medical team to determine whether walking is the best form of exercise for you, as well as to make any precautions or dietary or medication changes that may be required given your particular situation and circumstances.

How can I start exercising if I have diabetes?

Before starting any new exercise program, it’s crucial to speak with your doctor to make sure your health is good enough to support an increase in physical activity. Second, schedule a time for your exercise routine and keep an eye on your blood sugar levels while you work out. In case your blood sugar falls too low, third, keep carbs on hand. Fourth, get started slowly and choose an activity that suits you. Fifth, maintain a routine and drink water.

How can I monitor my blood sugar during exercise?

Before working out, check your blood sugar first. Second, keep an eye out for signs of low blood sugar while exercising. Third, after your workout and several times over the next few hours, check your blood sugar. Fourth, to avoid a low blood sugar level, consume a small snack with 15 to 30 grams of carbohydrates prior to starting your workout if your blood sugar is lower than 100 mg/dL (5.6 mmol/L). 

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